My experience of photographing cars springs from my appreciation of form and design. Marry that with a great location and the finest light and that’s when the magic happens for me. The majority of my car work is for the world of advertising, with a particular focus on auction houses dealing with some of the rarest and most expensive cars in the world.
It’s a true pleasure to capture these exceptional vehicles on camera, and I’ve always thrived on the challenge of doing photographic justice to objects of such heritage and value. My own petrolhead history has revolved around motorbikes, which explains my earliest jobs working as a photographer for MotoGP and WSBK.
That led to work for Top Gear Magazine and a host of other car publications, making a name for myself as an automotive photographer in the process. I’ll always have fond memories of my days motorbiking down to Monaco during F1 week to photograph car auctions for Christie’s in the late ‘80s – the adventure to get there meeting with a fevered atmosphere, a frenzy of expensive motors in tiny streets and endless obsessing over the perfect placement of the cars themselves.
Whatever your creative brief, I’d love to bring my expertise to bear in helping you achieve your vision. Peruse a selection of my automotive photography in my portfolio and feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss your commission ideas.
Photography picked me at an exceptionally young age, and when I look back over some of my earliest work, I’m reminded of the fact that I’ve always been interested mainly in people.
I’ve always loved creating images of people that both reflect and transmit emotions, and over the years I’ve developed an intuitive understanding of the communication and confidence necessary to do so.
I’ve been incredibly fortunate in the experiences I’ve had with photographing exceptional people, in remarkable places, throughout my career.
From working with Annie Leibovitz photographing the wives of the Rolling Stones for Vanity Fair to portraiture work for the Saturday Times Magazine, photographing people has been, and continues to be, one of the most rewarding aspects of my work. A real career highlight, though, was working at the Coliseum Stadium with Edson Arantes do Nascimento, more commonly known as Pelé. It was an enormous privilege to work with such a kind and considered human of such great achievements.
The great outdoors provides a liberating degree of creative freedom, but at the same time it’s the setting for some of the toughest choices to be made in terms of composition. I’m fortunate to have travelled the world throughout my career, but wherever the job takes me I’m forever at home with the challenge of creating heartfelt work that illuminates the beauty of the world around us – whether natural or manmade – and the stories of the people who populate it.
I’ve built a career on scouting out memorable locations across the globe, planning the finest details and photographing projects ranging from the Barcelona and London Olympics to Paul McCartney’s tour of concert venues played by The Beatles.
It’s a real privilege to capture the unbelievable stories I encounter along the way, whether I’m shooting a MasterCard Football World Cup promotional poster in LA, following the fortunes and tribulations of contestants in the Carrera Panamericana – the 2,000 mile Mexican border-to-border race – or travelling Europe by train for British Rail International.
Whatever your creative vision, it’s this wealth of experience that I’ll draw on to breathe life into it. You’ll find a selection of my location photography on the portfolio page. If you’d like to discuss your ideas for a commission, then do get in touch.